GitHub is a company that offers code hosting services allowing developers to build software for open source and private projects in organizations. It provides access control and collaboration features such as task management, bug tracking, wikis, and feature requests for various projects.

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Parent CompanyMicrosoft
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
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GitHub was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Key People/Management at GitHub

Nat Friedman

Nat Friedman

Chief Executive Officer
PJ Hyett

PJ Hyett

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
Erica Brescia

Erica Brescia

Chief Operating Officer
Jason Warner

Jason Warner

Chief Technology Officer
Tyler Fuller

Tyler Fuller

General Counsel
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GitHub Office Locations

GitHub has offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco
Amsterdam, NL
Vijzelstraat 68-72 1017 HL
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GitHub Financials and Metrics

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$350.5 m


In total, GitHub had raised $350.5 m. GitHub is a subsidiary of Microsoft

GitHub Revenue

GitHub's revenue was reported to be $200 m in Y, 2017 which is a 52.7% increase from the previous period.
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GitHub Operating Metrics

Jul, 2015Y, 2015Dec, 2016Apr, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Feb, 2018May, 2018Nov, 2018


10 m9 m18 m20 m23.1 m27 m31 m

Enterprise Customers

1.5 m

Average Daily Time Spent per User, minutes


Projects Launched

25 m77 m
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GitHub Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SemmleSeptember 19, 2019
EaselJanuary 09, 2014
Ordered ListDecember 05, 2011

GitHub Cybersecurity Score

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GitHub Online and Social Media Presence

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GitHub News and Updates

GitHub partners with Stanford Law for free legal clinic to protect developers

GitHub is partnering with Stanford University on a new initiative designed to protect the legal rights of open source developers.

GitHub offers open source developers legal counsel to combat DMCA abuse

GitHub and Stanford Law School team up to support developers facing takedown requests related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

GitHub recrute à la NSA son VP sécurité, un spécialiste de l’open source

GitHub avait été chercher au début de 2021 chez Cisco son directeur de la sécurité informatique (Chief Security Officer), Mike Hanley. L’entreprise filiale de Microsoft vient d’embaucher un second manager dans ce domaine: Jacob DePriest a annoncé cette semaine sur LinkedIn qu’il rejoint GitHub comme…

GitHub just hired a 15-year NSA veteran as its new security VP as it aims to beef up its response to open source security threats

Summary List PlacementGitHub has tapped 15-year National Security Agency veteran Jacob DePriest as its new VP of security, the company confirmed to Insider this week. It's the latest in a series of moves by the Microsoft-owned open source repository to beef up its security operations. DePriest wil…
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GitHub Blogs

GitHub Availability Report: July 2021

In July, we experienced no incidents resulting in service downtime to our core services. Please follow our status page for real time updates. To learn more about what we’re working on, check out the GitHub

15+ new code scanning integrations with open source security tools

Today, we’re happy to announce more than 15 new integrations with open source security tools that broaden our language coverage to include PHP, Swift, Kotlin, Ruby, and more.

Standing up for developers: the GitHub Developer Rights Fellowship at Stanford Law School

GitHub’s Developer Defense Fund will enable independent legal support from the Stanford Juelsgaard Clinic to review and handle appropriate DMCA cases for developers on GitHub and across the software ecosystem.

Minimum Viable Governance: lightweight community structure to grow your FOSS projects

When you move from 1 maintainer to 1+N maintainers of your project, things can get complicated. Minimum Viable Governance (MVG) is a simple, easy-to-implement governance framework for your free and open source projects.

GitHub brings supply chain security features to the Go community

GitHub’s supply chain security features are now available for Go modules, which will help the Go community discover, report, and prevent security vulnerabilities.

Student leaders are taking GitHub Campus TV to the next level

The GitHub Education Stream Team is adding new shows. Job-hunting graduate? New to coding? No matter where you are, there's a show for you.
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GitHub Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was GitHub founded?

    GitHub was founded in 2008.

  • Who are GitHub key executives?

    GitHub's key executives are Nat Friedman, PJ Hyett and Mike Taylor.

  • How many employees does GitHub have?

    GitHub has 3,175 employees.

  • What is GitHub revenue?

    Latest GitHub annual revenue is $200 m.

  • What is GitHub revenue per employee?

    Latest GitHub revenue per employee is $63 k.

  • Who are GitHub competitors?

    Competitors of GitHub include BitBucket, CircleCI and Amazon Web Services.

  • Where is GitHub headquarters?

    GitHub headquarters is located at 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are GitHub offices?

    GitHub has offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

  • How many offices does GitHub have?

    GitHub has 2 offices.